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Water Resources Coordinating Council

2008 legislation established a Water Resources Coordinating Council (WRCC) to work together on water quality issues for Iowa. 2009 legislation, HF756, added responsibilities of flood mitigation work to the mission of the WRCC. Current members are as follows:

  1. The director of the department of natural resources or the director's designee. Rich Leopold, Director
  2. The director of the soil conservation division of the department of agriculture and land stewardship or the director's designee. Chuck Gipp, Director, IDALS Soil Conservation Division
  3. The secretary of agriculture or the secretary's designee. Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture
  4. The director of the department of public health or the director's designee. Ken Sharp, Director
  5. The director of the homeland security and emergency management division of the department of public defense or the director's designee. Dave Miller, Director
  6. The dean of the college of agriculture at Iowa state university or the dean's designee. Not yet designated.
  7. The dean of the college of public health at the university of Iowa or the dean's designee. Wayne Sanderson, designee
  8. The dean of the college of natural sciences at the university of northern Iowa or the dean's designee. Not yet designated.
  9. The director of the department of transportation or the director's designee. Jim Rost, designee
  10. The director of the department of economic development or the director's designee. Hank Manning, designee
  11. The director of the Iowa finance authority or the director's designee. Bret Mills, Director
  12. The governor, who shall be the chairperson, or the governor's designee. Jamie Cashman, designee
  13. The dean of the college of engineering at the university of Iowa or the dean's designee. Larry Weber, U of I Hydrology Lab, designee
  14. The director of the rebuild Iowa office or the director's designee, until June 30, 2011. Lt. General Ron Dardis, Director